Ugo Ehiogu is irreplaceable, say Spurs, and his death casts a long shadow

Tottenham Hotspur U21 Manager Ugo Ehiogu

The death of Ugo Ehiogu in the early hours of Friday morning following a cardiac arrest has plunged the footballing world into a state of sadness. The Tottenham Hotspur Under-23 coach had been working on one of the club’s training pitches on Thursday morning when he collapsed. Even as the tributes poured in, it was impossible to make sense of the loss of a universally popular and ostensibly fit 44-year-old.